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(ABC)   This is only a test. In the event that this is a real news event we will all be screaming at the top of our lungs   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 74
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2012-07-23 01:32:49 PM  
They just WANT you to think nothing is happening at the moment.
 
2012-07-23 01:37:36 PM  

splohn: I'm always left thinking: How does one find these links?


My guess is that it showed up in an RSS feed.
 
2012-07-23 01:39:09 PM  

splohn: I'm always left thinking: How does one find these links?


i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-07-23 01:43:25 PM  

namegoeshere: The emergency broadcast system has gone so freakin' overboard with their tests (they're constant) that if there ever is an actual emergency, a large number of people will likely ignore the attention signal. I don't even look up anymore, because it's always a test.


They test an emergency siren/alert system citywide every Tuesday at noon. EVERY Tuesday. EXACTLY noon.

Which means nobody pays any attention to the siren/alert that happens on Tuesdays at noon.

Which is why the aliens will invade on a Tuesday. At noon.
 
2012-07-23 01:46:26 PM  
RIP Johnny Test

www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk
 
2012-07-23 01:47:12 PM  
This is only a test.

And so is this.

And this one is pretty cool. They can't do this anymore, though.

This has been a test of the Emergency Farkcast System. The Farkcasters in your area, in voluntary co-operation with nobody in particular, have developed this System to keep you Farking in the event of an Emergency. If this had been an actual Emergency, the links you have just clicked wouldn't be of any use, actually. They're just for entertainment purposes only. This website serves the greater Western Hemisphere of the Internet, and outlying regions. This has been only a test.
 
2012-07-23 01:58:14 PM  

Meatybrain: They test an emergency siren/alert system citywide every Tuesday at noon. EVERY Tuesday. EXACTLY noon.


Some of the small towns around where I grew up would light up the sirens daily at noon. Not as a test, but as a lunch whistle.
 
2012-07-23 02:04:55 PM  
I remember Civil Defense siren tests - first friday of the month at noon. Also remember the signs for the local Fallout Shelters; school basements, etc. Wish I had one of those now...

/not really that long ago.
 
2012-07-23 02:06:49 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: Meatybrain: They test an emergency siren/alert system citywide every Tuesday at noon. EVERY Tuesday. EXACTLY noon.

Some of the small towns around where I grew up would light up the sirens daily at noon. Not as a test, but as a lunch whistle.


My town does that every Monday. So, around an hour ago as I post this. Just one long blast. The usual storm alert is three short blasts, which around here usually means all die-hard Okies go sit out on the porch to watch the mayhem.
 
2012-07-23 02:28:20 PM  
media-cdn.pinterest.com
 
2012-07-23 02:40:31 PM  
Too late. I already regarded it.
 
2012-07-23 02:52:50 PM  

Assimilate This: Too late. I already regarded it.


NO YOU FOOL!!
 
2012-07-23 02:54:25 PM  
Well, my eyes have been opened!
 
2012-07-23 02:59:53 PM  

namegoeshere: The emergency broadcast system has gone so freakin' overboard with their tests (they're constant) that if there ever is an actual emergency, a large number of people will likely ignore the attention signal. I don't even look up anymore, because it's always a test.


Haha, we have a siren in my neighborhood. It goes off if there's a major weather event (always tornadoes, I don't think we really have anything else around here). But it also goes off every Wednesday morning. I've often wondered what would happen if there was a real tornado on a Wednesday morning.
 
2012-07-23 03:16:11 PM  
I live 3/4 of a mile from a fire station. Several times a day it lets out an ear-splitting siren, which seems completely over-the-top and unnecessary.

Also I live in Pennsylvania, so it's not like we're in tornado alley here.
 
2012-07-23 03:18:37 PM  
The godless liberal media strikes again. This is why we need prayer in schools, and why they should keep their hands off our guns.

On a related note, if we had taught creationism and banned gays, none of this would have happened.

And terrorists... ugh. 9/11.

/dnrtfa
//:P
 
2012-07-23 03:55:51 PM  

bikerbob59: They just WANT you to think nothing is happening at the moment.


The White Star fleet doesn't just go around blowing up asteroids.
 
2012-07-23 05:37:36 PM  

stuffy: Most interesting I've read in months.


Certainly the most honest.
 
2012-07-23 08:24:21 PM  

joaquin closet: I remember Civil Defense siren tests - first friday of the month at noon. Also remember the signs for the local Fallout Shelters; school basements, etc. Wish I had one of those now...

/not really that long ago.


no, it wasn't that long ago. those signs were on the sturdiest buildings in town. what ever happened to that? it just faded away. Uncle Sam pretty much said: civilian, if it hits the fan, well, been nice to know ya!

meanwhile WashDC spends more $ than we will ever know building the next greatest largest underground super city to ensure COG: Continuity Of Government. As long as the rich & powerful who run our lives get to live on, this is all that matters. just like cockroaches, the worst will live on.
 
2012-07-23 09:57:00 PM  

Babboonrash: shortest article ever greenlit?


No. As mentioned by Xanadian, I do believe it was S. (which I had forgotten about, so I guess that makes it obscure to me until reminded thereof)
 
2012-07-24 12:41:14 AM  

maachubo: Assimilate This: Too late. I already regarded it.

NO YOU FOOL!!


No kidding.

www.the-leaping-lamp.com
 
2012-07-24 12:47:49 AM  

joaquin closet: I remember Civil Defense siren tests - first friday of the month at noon. Also remember the signs for the local Fallout Shelters; school basements, etc. Wish I had one of those now...

/not really that long ago.


I went to a CD auction in one of those buildings and bought the CS C777-1 radiation detection kit for $15 bux.

Wow! Now they are worth $250.

Not mine. Mine was brand new in the box.

cdn.armslist.com
 
2012-07-24 09:18:27 AM  

KrispyKritter: joaquin closet: I remember Civil Defense siren tests - first friday of the month at noon. Also remember the signs for the local Fallout Shelters; school basements, etc. Wish I had one of those now...

/not really that long ago.

no, it wasn't that long ago. those signs were on the sturdiest buildings in town. what ever happened to that? it just faded away. Uncle Sam pretty much said: civilian, if it hits the fan, well, been nice to know ya!

meanwhile WashDC spends more $ than we will ever know building the next greatest largest underground super city to ensure COG: Continuity Of Government. As long as the rich & powerful who run our lives get to live on, this is all that matters. just like cockroaches, the worst will live on.


It was just for show. Maybe the start of Theatre for The Masses.
I wish TSA would go away the same route.
 
2012-07-24 12:48:53 PM  
www.summersdale.com
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